The Collapse of Chaos: Discovering Simplicity in a Complex World

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Penguin Books Limited, Mar 2, 2000 - Science - 512 pages
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Do we live in a simple or a complex universe? Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart explore the ability of complicated rules to generate simple behaviour in nature through 'the collapse of chaos'. 'The most startling, thought-provoking book I've read all year. I was pleased to learn that most of the things I thought I knew were wrong' -- Terry Pratchett

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Review: The Collapse of Chaos: Discovering Simplicity in a Complex World

User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

Fantastic. Authors addressed so many examples where reductionist science falls short. I would recommend it to all scientists; particularly, geneticists, mathematicians and neuroscientists. Read full review

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User Review  - Fergus Ross - Goodreads

A wonderful romp through science and the nature of the universe. This is the second time I've read it, and I think I understand and agree with it more now. They challenge some scientific "dogma" (selfish gene theory) and bring out some interesting ideas of their own. Read full review

About the author (2000)

Jack Cohen is an internationally known reproductive biologist. Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick.

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